Release of National Academy of Social Insurance Study Panel Report on Designing Universal Family Care: State-Based Social Insurance Programs for Early Child Care and Education, Paid Family and Medical Leave, and Long-Term Services and Supports

 

June 24, 2019 | 1 - 4 pm | National Press Club

Family members are often the first people we turn to when we need care, and, in return, they rely on us in their times of need. Yet providing care has become unmanageable for many families – or only at tremendous cost to people’s emotional, physical and financial health. As care needs, the labor market, and family structures continue to evolve, policymakers and advocates are seeking broad solutions to strengthen the economic security of working families across the nation.

Attendees joined us for the release of a special report by the National Academy of Social Insurance, which examines a number of different policy options that states can implement under the umbrella of Universal Family Care: a strong foundation of social insurance programs that would innovatively pool the costs of care across the lifespan, enabling families to access and afford the care they need to work and live well at every stage of life.

Speakers presented the policy options identified in the report and discuss their implications for families, workers, states, and the economy.

Read the full report.

 

Agenda

1:00pm │ Welcoming Remarks

  • William J. Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance
     

1:05pm │ The Vision for Universal Family Care

  • Ai-Jen Poo, Co-Director, Caring Across Generations; MacArthur Fellow

 

1:20pm │ Overview of Study Panel Work and Report

  • Benjamin Veghte, Academy Study Panel Director; Research Director, Caring Across Generations


PRESENTATION OF STUDY PANEL FINDINGS:
POLICY OPTIONS FOR STATES TO IMPROVE CARE INFRASTRUCTURE

 

1:25pm │ State Decision Points in Creating Universal Long-Term Services & Supports, Paid Family & Medical Leave, and Early Child Care & Education

  • Moderator: Anna Wadia, Senior Program Officer, Future of Work, Ford Foundation 
  • Marc Cohen, Panel Co-Chair and Co-Director, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston; Research Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst
  • Heidi Hartmann, Panel Co-Chair and President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Economist in Residence, American University; MacArthur Fellow
  • Alexandra Bradley, Lead Policy Analyst, Academy Study Panel

 

2:15pm │ An Integrated Approach: Universal Family Care

  • Moderator: Anna Wadia, Senior Program Officer, Future of Work, Ford Foundation 
  • Benjamin Veghte, Academy Study Panel Director; Research Director, Caring Across Generations
  • Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
  • Henry Claypool, Policy Director, Community Living Policy Center, University of California, San Francisco
  • Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy, PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute)

 

3:10pm | Discussion of Findings: Implications for Families, States, and the Economy

  • Moderator: Sarita Gupta, Co-Director, Caring Across Generations 
  • Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, President and CEO, Global Policy Solutions
  • Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Ray Pepin, Disability Insurance (TDI) Administrator, Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
  • Jean Accius, AARP Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership and International Affairs (Interim)

 

3:55pm │ Closing Remarks

  • William J. Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance

 

4:00pm │ Adjourn Meeting

 

Photos

 

Ai-jen Poo and Robert Espinoza

 

 

 

Alexandra Bradley and Heidi Hartmann

 

Henry Claypool, Anna Wadia, Robert Espinoza, Ben Veghte, and Indivar Dutta-Gupta

 

Jean Accius, Heather Boushey, and Ray Pepin 

 

The Ballroom at the National Press Club

 

Kathleen Romig and Chantel Boyens

 

 

 

When
June 24th, 2019 1:00 PM through  4:00 PM
Location
National Press Club Ballroom
529 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20045
United States
Topics
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Contact
Contact Name Kristine Quinio
Contact Email kquinio@nasi.org